German-Iranian rapper PA Sports was born Parham Vakili on April 1, 1990, in Essen, Germany. He started to rap at the age of 12 and participated in freestyle contests. An online EP titled Psychoshit by his rap crew Das Kollektiv brought him to the attention of Eko Fresh. Teaming up with KC Rebell, PA Sports formed the duo SAW, which released a mixtape titled Schwarz auf Weiß in 2006, followed by a proper album called Kinder des Zorns in 2008. Later in 2008, PA Sports left Shrazy Records and took a short break from music before returning in 2011 with his debut album, Streben Nach Glück, which featured guest appearances by Tua and Silla. One year later, the follow-up, Vom Glück Zurück, was released.